Response times

Staffing levels are the most important factor influencing police response times

We examine the factors influencing police response times, with a particular focus on staffing levels, calls for service (CFS), and proactive police work. We estimate Bayesian Holt-Winters state-space models for each CFS priority level. Using a novel …

Linking the Workforce Crisis, Crime, and Response Time

We show how agencies can use data to determine the effect of patrol staffing levels on response times